News and notes from around the interweb:
- There are reports of people at 5/24 and above being approved for Southwest and United cards I wouldn’t try it if I were too far over, but interesting reported experiences for sure.
- Qantas introducing ‘Green status’ tier alongside existing status levels offering rewards for customers who take environmentally-friendly actions, presumably hoping you’ll think of them as a green company even though they… fly airplanes.
To be launched in February 2022, the Green tier will sit alongside the exiting Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum and Platinum One membership levels in the Qantas Frequent Flyer scheme (and you’ll get a digital card, not another piece of environmentally-evil plastic to crowd your wallet or purse).
It will also come with its own serve of bonus Qantas Points and status credits, which will be activated after members complete five sustainable activities per year across six categories: flying, travel, lifestyle, sustainable purchases, reducing impact and ‘giving back’.
- Justice Department instructs U.S. attorneys to “prioritize the prosecution of airline passengers who have committed federal crimes aboard aircraft.”
- TIL: that American Airlines is still paying lease expense on Airbus A330s that they retired.
- Pentagon creates new group to monitor and mitigate threat from UFOs
- Singapore Airlines re-opens first class check-in reception at Changi airport on December 6